The sale of four former prison sites including Shepton Mallet has been agreed, the Ministry of Justice confirms.
Drivers seem to be "heeding" the drink drive message in Avon and Somerset, police say.
The Association of British Insurers says more than 300-million pounds has been paid out in claims following last winter's floods.
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